Dr Umes Arunagirinathan was born in 1978 in Sri Lanka and came to Germany as an unaccompanied refugee at the age of 13. Following his school leaving exams, he studied medicine in Lübeck and completed his doctorate at Hamburg University. He worked as a registrar at the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, as well as at the Clinic for Cardiosurgery in Bad Neustadt and at the Charité Berlin. He is a specialist heart surgeon and works as an acting senior practitioner at the Clinic Links der Weser in Bremen.
THE LOST PATIENT. HOW PROFIT-MAKING IN THE HEALTH SYSTEM IS MAKING US ILL.
Over the last years, hospitals and surgeries have increasingly become commercial enterprises – to the detriment of patients and staff. In this highly topical and explosive book, Umes Arunagirinathan raises the alarm: he outlines the shortcomings in a clear and authentic way, showing what needs to be changed so that patients’ wellbeing – not profit – becomes the focal point once more. On top of that, the corona virus pandemic has additionally revealed what is wrong with the system – the author, a popular and persuasive guest on talk shows, explains what we can learn from it.